May 21, 2014 4:47 pm

250 slot machines to be added to Sask. Indian Gaming Authority casinos

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is getting 250 more slot machines for its casinos - the first additions since 2008.

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REGINA – The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is getting 250 more slot machines for its casinos – the first additions since 2008.

The authority will have 2,120 gambling machines at its six casinos once the slots are installed next year.

Donna Harpauer, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, says the new machines will provide more capacity at peak play times and also generate more revenue.

There were already 2,927 slot machines in aboriginal casinos, as well as at the provincially operated Casinos Moose Jaw and Regina.

The province also has 3,929 video lottery terminals, better known as VLTs, which are the same as slot machines but are located outside casinos in places such as bars.

There is a cap of 4,000 VLTs in Saskatchewan, but no cap on slot machines.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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